Skills versus Concepts: Attendance and Grades in Information Technology Courses

Jollean K Sinclaire, Judith C. Simon, Charles J. Campbell, Judith C. Brown

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This paper adds to the literature regarding the effect of attendance on student grades by including a focus on non-lecture-based classes. Student attendance and grade records were compared in two types of information technology courses: (1) concepts classes using a lecture format predominantly, and (2) skills classes using a lab environment with mostly individual instruction. Comparisons of attendance versus grade were made between the two types of courses as well as individually for each type of course. Results indicated a significant difference in most comparisons of level of attendance versus grade.

 

 


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5296/ije.v3i2.662

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